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I-Octane Trods on a Memorable “Love & Life” Journey, “Weh Di Fire Gone” Official Video Premiere!

16 May
I-Octane Trod’s on his “Love & Life” Journey !

Released on March 30th, 2018, International recording artist I-Octane third full length album “Love & Life” has given the crooner validation for his hard work not only from successful album sales, but rather for the feedback of love and support from fans, music lovers and the entertainment industry.

Debuting at #3 on the Reggae Billboard Chart, and presently still topping the top 10 chart, “Love & Life” album has offered breakthrough tracks of all genres. “Reggae pop is underrated in the industry. Those mellow drums and accompanying vibes beg for replay value, which is exactly what you get from Love and Life by I-Octane. Love and Life‘s many motions in one” – IndieBandGuru

Gearing up for a West Coast tour alongside twice GRAMMY nominated J-Boog, I-Octane has returned back home to Jamaica after successful Florida and New York Meet & Greets, paired with album released parties doubled as birthday celebration for the international billboard star. “The Love from fans is all I need for validation. EVERYONE CAN RELATE TO LOVE AND LIFE JOURNEY, that’s real. And for all the fans I have met on the way that say they relate to at least one song. Then I did my job!” – I-Octane
It wasn’t just the omnipresent Caribbean diaspora that clamored for the recording artist, but new market and new fans were introduced to his music and have taken heed to his charismatic personality, superb showmanship, catchy lyrics with hauntin melodies.

After “Love & Life” delivered the romantic “Let Me Love You” video and the conscious “One Chance” feat Ginjah, fans have eagerly awaited for more visuals off the hit filled album. Premiering at at SingersRoom.com on May 16th, 2018, I-Octane “Weh Di Fire Gone” was filmed on location in Kingston, Jamaica directed by Bling Blang Work.

Produced under his own production company Conquer The Globe Productions, and distributed by California based IDC, “Love & Life” album features 17 tracks with the addition of 2 bonus tracks, and is now available worldwide at smarturl.it/I-OctaneLoveandLife

 

Order Digital copies now at:

https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/love-life/1355196143

or

http://smarturl.it/I-OctaneLoveandLife

 

Order Physical CDs now at:

https://www.amazon.com/Love-Life-I-Octane/dp/B07B62TYYV/ref=sr_1_1_twi_aud_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1522349615&sr=8-1&keywords=i-octane+love+%26+life

 

 

 

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Successful Debut from I-OCTANE for Long-Anticipated 3rd Studio Album “LOVE & LIFE”

24 Apr

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Kingston, Jamaica (MPR CONSULTING) – On March 30th, 2018, International recording artist I-OCTANE released his long-anticipated “LOVE & LIFE” album. It had been 4 years (“Crying to the Nation” 2012 and “My Journey” 2014) since fans have been clamoring for the artist to deliver a musical offering.

Reflecting on his “Love & Life” journey, I-Octane expressed “Just want to say thanks to my fans who’ve waited 4 years for this project, It was a joy to see the album debut at #3 on US iTunes chart. Also want to say thank you to the media and music players (djs & selector) who have supported every move my team and i have made with this project and the fact that most of you not only promoted it but also went out and bought copies of ‘Love & Life’ makes me even more grateful to you all.

So much work went into creating this album because it would be the very first major production from my company (Conquer The Globe Productions) and I needed it to be perfect in every way so, I could not thank everyone and not say thank you to the people who sacrificed their private and social lives to make sure this album is a success. My team, I’m truly grateful for every one of you. Everyone’s input got us to where we are today. Thank you!”

Adding further “I am forever grateful for the support and love from my fans, team and the industry. And just want to say continue supporting this album by getting it on your favorite music site or ordering your hard copies from Amazon and spread the word. Much respect to my distributor IDC.” – I-Octane

Making its debut at #3 on iTunes Reggae charts, “Love & Life” album features 17 tracks with the addition of 2 bonus tracks produced by I-Octane’s own imprint label Conquer The Globe Productions distributed by California based IDC. The multi-talented crooner is presently on a promotional tour in New York, and will upon his return to Jamaica announce the date for his album release party ahead of the spring tour as a special guest to twice GRAMMY nominated J-Boog.

“Love & Life” album is available on all major digital outlets at smarturl.it/I-OctaneLoveandLife

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Fluid riffs, a unique and rhythmic style, thoughtful lyrics, inspired by I-Octane’s Jamaican roots, Love & Life is the type of album that we could expect from the artist, an album where he experiments new areas. Powerful, cohesive and creative as we can hear on the last track of the album “Weh di Fire Gone” which happens to be the second bonus track of the album.” – La Grosee Radio France

The album is a tribute to a true reggae style. Tropical notions and sunny production bleed through. Those mellow drums and accompanying vibes beg for replay value, which is exactly what you get from Love and Life by I-Octane.” – Indie Band Guru

Love and life” takes you on a musical trip through I-Octane’s musical mind touching the pleasures and struggles of Love and Life, using a good mix of Reggae and Dancehall tracks” – Danny Creatah, World A Reggae.

I-Octane’s ‘Love & Life’ opus picks up where his sophomore project, ‘My Journey’, left off with a full throttle into international terrains and no signs of looking back. Vocally and lyrically the Reggae crooner appears to be in his comfort zone; as if to play it safe with existing fans while officially introducing himself to new audiences.  It must be said that the album standouts come in the form of his collaborative tracks – with the likes of Shaggy, Ginjah, Demarco, Yanique (Curvy Diva), JBoog and Romain Virgo – but in the same breathe I-Octane didn’t allow them to outshine him.  Nonetheless, ‘Love & Life’ is the type of project you’d expect from I-Octane at this point in his career. Cohesive, potent, experimental and creatively crafted.” – Biko Kennedy, Music Journalist.

 

 

I-OCTANE to Celebrate “LOVE & LIFE” with Multiple East Coast Album Release Parties!

19 Apr

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International recording artist I-OCTANE is gearing to celebrate his third full length album “LOVE & LIFE” with several slated Album Release Parties, and Meets & Greets for his fans!

Debuting at #3 on the Reggae Billboard Chart, the album has offered breakthrough tracks of all genres.

Love & Life explores vibes like R&B, soca, pop, latin, EDM, afrobeats, and hip hop, while staying grounded in Jamaica’s own reggae and dancehall. Octane stands out, even among Jamaica’s most versatile musical talent, because of his ability to inhabit different styles of music with ease. Love & Life showcases this aptitude, and when it is applied to such a diverse ethno-pop soundscape, the result is an album that appeals to the multitude of factions in Octane’s scattered global fanbase.” – Dan Dabber for Reggaeville

Taking place on his beloved island of Jamaica, and abroad, I-OCTANE’S “LOVE & LIFE” Celebrations will kick off on April 27th in Orlando, Florida, and see the crooner perform such hits as “Pretty Loud,” “Weh Di Fire Gone,” “Let Me Love You,” and more hit singles from the Billboard-charting album and a few classics to delight his faithful fans. The latter will be paired with “Meet & Greets” where I-OCTANE will take the time to thank his fans, sign autographs and take pictures (dates and locations to be announced).

I-OCTANE “MEET & GREET”

Friday May 4th 2018
VP Records Miami In-stores

Saturday May 5th 2018
VP Records NYC In-stores

“LOVE & LIFE” ALBUM RELEASE PARTY DATES.

April 27 – Orlando Album Release – Club Rum Jungle 
5533 International Dr.
Orlando, Fl. 32819

April 28 – Tampa Album Release – Club Caymen Cove
11742 N. Dale Mabry Hwy
Tampa, FL. 33618

April 29 – Jacksonville Album Release -Da Real Ting Cafe
128 West Adams St.
Jacksonville, FL. 32202

May 4th – Miami Album Release – Club Fate
601 Silks Run # 2499
Hallandale Beach, Fl. 33009

May 5th – NYC Album Release – SOB’s NYC
204 Varick St.
New York, NY 10014

more dates to be announced

Produced under his own production company Conquer The Globe Productions, and distributed by California based IDC, “LOVE & LIFE” features 17 tracks with the addition of 2 bonus tracks, and is now available worldwide at smarturl.it/I-OctaneLoveandLife

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Indubious Reaches #6 on Billboard Reggae Chart!

14 Jul

Congratulations to INDUBIOUS on their #6 spot in the Billboard Reggae Charts for their new album, FROM ZERO! You don’t want to miss out on this album!

To order FROM ZERO on iTunes please visit http://smarturl.it/fromzero

For more information about FROM ZERO or upcoming tour dates, please visit the INDUBIOUS website and social media pages via http://www.indubiousmusic.com/

For Booking inquiries please email booking@indubiousmusic.com

For Press and Interview inquiries please contact Billy James at Glass Onyon PR: (828) 350-8158 or glassonyonpr@gmail.com 

Tarpan Records Owner Narada Michael Walden’s Production Skills Stand The Test Of Time

5 May

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“‘I Wanna Dance With Somebody (Who Loves Me),’ released as a single 30 years ago Tuesday (May 2), took the dance-pop giddiness of her first album’s signature smash, “How Will I Know,” and raised the stakes. The production (courtesy of Narada Michael Walden) is even more effervescent, the vocals stun with range, elasticity and precision, and it’s tied together with an all-timer of a chorus. The song quickly shot to No. 1 — the first of four consecutive Hot 100-toppers to be pulled from that June’s sophomore LP Whitney — and has arguably endured better today than any song from her world-conquering debut.”

Click This Link For The  “10 Reasons Why Whitney Houston’s ‘I Wanna Dance With Somebody’ Is One of the Greatest Songs of All Time”

 

Congratulations Young Shanty on Hitting the #1 Billboard Reggae Album!

13 Apr

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TRACKS

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03. Check for U
04. Last Hit feat. Jahdan Blakkamoore
05. Kush N Grabba feat. Perfect Giddimani
06. Got Trees feat. Perfect Giddimani
07. Biscuits feat. Teflon & Perfect Giddimani

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Chance the Rapper’s Manager on Steering Clear of Major Labels & Still Scoring 7 Grammy Noms

14 Feb

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“On Dec. 6, 2016, the 26-year-old manager of Chance the Rapper awoke to news that his client, who has never signed to a major label nor sold a physical album, had nabbed seven Grammy nominations, including best new artist and best rap album for his third record, Coloring Book.

“I texted Chance, ‘OMG six!’ And he goes, ‘Seven,’ ” remembers Pat Corcoran a few weeks later, one soggy afternoon at a Los Angeles honky-tonk. Corcoran, who lives in Chicago but is in Malibu for a few days, looks comfy in an oatmeal-colored pullover, his crimped, strawberry-blond hair tied back. “I had no idea. I was so nervous that we were going to be overlooked. I just don’t know how those types of things work.”

If Chance — an independent rapper who has exclusively released streaming albums — is a highly unlikely Grammy nominee, Corcoran’s an equally unlikely manager of a superstar. After studying to be a psychologist and dabbling in concert promotion, where he met Chance, he dropped out of college in 2012 to manage the rapper full time at the behest of Chance’s father, Ken Bennett. Right away, says Corcoran, he told a friend, “I’m going to work for Chance until we’re headlining festivals and winning Grammys — or until I get fired.”

Corcoran and Chance may seem like an odd couple: Chance ebullient, Corcoran serene; Corcoran buttoned-up where Chance seems almost mystical. What they definitely share is a subtle but unmistakable ambition. Corcoran, who grew up in Chicago’s Sauganash Historic District and once wanted to be a pilot, remembers a wealthy friend of his father telling him, “It’s cooler to sit in the back of a private plane than the front.” “That stuck with me,” he says.

“Pat lives and breathes Chance, and is relentless when it comes to long-term goals,” says Cara Lewis, founder/president of Cara Lewis Group and Chance’s agent since late 2012. “Our first date paid 500 dollars. Now Chance is headlining all the major festivals and will embark on a 40-city arena tour.”

Corcoran’s entrepreneurial mind-set has been vital in the absence of major-label resources. In 2016, the Grammys changed its rules to make streaming-only projects eligible for awards. Corcoran positioned Chance for a nomination long before Coloring Book — but not by lobbying industry folks.

“There’s more transparency than ever via social media,” says Corcoran. “‘He took a pic with my little sister,’ or ‘I saw him at the VIP and he was so nice.’ People have a good understanding of artists these days. How you work with others, what your beliefs are. Lead that lifestyle and make good music, and you have to hope people care about you and root for your career.”

A Grammy campaign that’s pure of heart may sound too good to be true — but so does releasing music for free. “I don’t want to say [a win would make us] satisfied, because I don’t think Chance and I are ever satisfied,” says Corcoran. “But it would be gratifying.” And what exactly do the Grammys see in Chance the Rapper? “The future.”

-www.billboard.com

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